Upcoming Events

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Forums and other programs in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018:
For information about past forums, please select “Recent Events” from the sidebar menu.


Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm
Tucking in Your Garden for Winter

Program Location: Page Farm and Home Museum
University of Maine
Join horticulture specialist Lois Stack to learn tips and techniques for evaluating conditions in your garden site and preparing wisely for next year’s growing season.  Come with your questions about soil characteristics, weed control, overwintering pests, and favorite crops!


browntail moth
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00
Brownie the Outlaw: Browntail Moth Research in Maine
The Annual Meeting and Randy Alford Memorial Presentation
Program Location: Page Farm and Home Museum
University of Maine

“Brownie the Outlaw” was the title Dr. Edith Marion Patch gave more than a century ago to her story about the Browntail Moth caterpillar whose voracious appetite and toxic hairs were plaguing Maine residents at the time.  The insect has made a reappearance in Maine and seems to be working its way north, defoliating trees and irritating humans’ sensitive skin as it goes.  Join University of Maine Entomology Professor Eleanor Groden and Forest Entomologist Charlene Donahue to learn how their current research is adding to our understanding of this insect pest and our capacity to monitor and control its impact on our state.
A brief business meeting  will follow the presentation, with time afterward for refreshments and informal discussion.



March, 2018
Ticks and Mosquitoes in Maine: What We Know and What You Can Do

Program Location: To be announced
Meet vector biologist and University of Maine Assistant Professor Allison Gardner and learn about research on Maine’s ticks and mosquitoes and the ways they are affecting humans and wildlife throughout our state.


April, 2018
13th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Honor of Dr. Edith Marion Patch

Program Location: To be announced
In this popular annual event, we will recognize the University of Maine’s outstanding women in science, agriculture, engineering, and environmental education – a new generation carrying on Dr. Patch’s legacy of excellence!


May, 2018
Insect Adventures!

Program Location: To Be Announced
In addition to her scientific research and writing, Dr. Edith Marion Patch was dedicated to sharing the wonderful world of insects with children, parents, and teachers. In this annual event, we’ll explore diverse habitats in search of insects and enjoy games, crafts, and stories about our six-footed neighbors!

Please check this page for details and updates on programs that are scheduled for the coming months!



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